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WGA: No WGA Awards until strike’s over

The WGA has called off its Feb. 9 awards show in Los Angeles — unless it’s ended its strike by then.
In a brief announcement Thursday afternoon, the guild said it would announce its awards on Feb. 9 as planned but added,  “There will be no Writers Guild of America West show until the strike is over.”

The guild – which announced its screenplay nominations earlier Thursday – has been planning to hold its event at the Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.

For its part, the WGA East has not yet decided whether it will proceed with its awards event, which has been set for the Hudson Theater at the Broadway Millenium Hotel in Gotham.

“We are exploring our options and we will let you know when we have made a decision,” said WGA East rep Sherry Goldman.

With the DGA not yet having set its talks with the AMPTP, it’s unlikely that the 11-week writers strike would be settled by Feb. 9. WGA talks collapsed on Dec. 7 after the AMPTP demand that the scribes remove half a dozen proposals from the table; no new WGA negotiations have been scheduled.

Before canceling the kudos, the WGA announced its film noms earlier today.

— Dave McNary